HSD student story: Quirin Strahl

IUBH October 2017

September is a month of change. The season changes, and the leaves convert to more vibrant autumn colours. The temperatures start dropping more and more by the week. It seems as if the end of the year were approaching rapidly. That is however not the case for IUBH School of Business and Management in September. […]

HSD Certification

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Why are we introducing a Hotel Schools of Distinction Certification? We recognize the fact that education institutions need to a better job identifying, developing and communicating competencies that are relevant to the student’s aspirations as well as to potential employers. Offering students and employers traditional university transcripts partially meets this need but, in our opinion, […]

HSD alumni of the month: William Duthe, Niagara University

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From Neighborhood Restaurant to Platinum Club General Manager – A Ten-Year Success Story At the young age of 31, Will Duthe is the quintessential success story for any graduate from a Hotel Schools of Distinction Institution. It was only eight years ago that he graduated from Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and […]

News from Niagara University


In just 11 years, since its inception in 2006, the Niagara University Club Managers Association of America (NU CMAA) student chapter has achieved success in the field of club management in unique ways that no other University has yet to attain. Not only has the student chapter been selected by the Club Managers Association of […]

Greetings from students of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland


For many people the start of the new year is January 1st. For me that time is Autumn. That’s because it’s the start of the academic year and this marks an opportunity for a fresh start. Autumn is also one the most beautiful time of the year, especially in Finland. Fall is especially amazing in […]

News from IUBH


 IUBH International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH) Team Succeeds at Queb Science Award 2017 Competition “Recruiting 2025 – How does the job application process change?” Student teams from across Germany tackled this challenge, which was proposed by the Federal Association of Employer Branding, Personnel Marketing and Recruiting e.V. – among them a motivated student […]

HSD student story: Ángel Rodríguez

Ángel Rodríguez

Life is like a book, some chapters are sad, some happy, and some exciting. I write this because on May the 23rd I finished one of the most unforgettable chapters in my life: my university degree. During this period of time I have learnt something about the hospitality industry, but I have learnt more about […]

News from ITHQ


Young people today have to navigate a true obstacle course when it comes to choosing the right training for our career goals. There are so many options. And, in a job market that is increasingly qualified and competitive, we go through a lot of doubt and hesitation to make a choice. I feel like the […]

HSD compendium of research and intellectual capital

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HSD has created a compendium of research and knowledge creation. The HSD compendium is designed to be a first step that introduces research interests and knowledge production within member schools, the aim being to increase awareness of the resources within HSD and with industry. The compendium therefore ultimately aims to accelerate collaborative work between researchers […]

HSD student story: Sara Christner & Sarah Bertsch

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Young Hotelier Summit Sometimes memories come at the most unexpected times!  We were both working when we got an unexpected email from our department chair about an opportunity of a life time for us.  Getting asked personally to attend and represent our school at a global event was the greatest honor we have ever had.  […]